St Peter's

1925

Roald begins his schooling at St Peter's, Weston-super-Mare

1925

1925

Roald begins his schooling at St Peter's, Weston-super-Mare.

In 1925 Roald leaves Llandaff Cathedral School and is sent from his home in Wales to his first boarding school – St Peter’s, in the English town of Weston-super-Mare. In Boy, Roald described boarding school as "the first great adventure of my life," but he was very homesick at first. A few weeks into his first term, he even pretended to have appendicitis so he could be sent home for a few days.

Roald remains at St Peter’s for four years, leaving in 1929 aged 13.

Roald Dahl at St Peter's

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